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Sonoran Desert Plants
Mollugo cerviana (Thread-stem Carpet-weed, Indian Chickweed)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: near water, washes, sand dunes
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal,spatulate,simple,entire,smooth
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Summer and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Molluginaceae (carpet-weed family)
Abundance: introduced
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 45 (6.9 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Mollugo cerviana (opens in a new tab).






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